Pesto pasta bento - try saying that three times fast! ;)
This is my little girl's lunch for today. She did not have preschool today but as I was getting out a plate she said "no mama, the box ones please!", who am I to say no to that? :)
On the left is salami, baby sized Goldfish crackers and a Baby Bell cheese with a flower cut out of the wax coating.
On the right, raspberries on the top and pasta with pesto on the bottom.
It looks like a lot of salami, but that is only 4 small circles, each folded in half twice.
I know a lot of moms out there are under the impression that making bento meals must take a long time, or that they don't have time to do it too. This whole box from start to finish was 6 minutes - and I was handicapped by a crawling baby at my feet while I did it - and that included time to wash the berries since I hadn't washed those prior. The pasta was premade in the fridge (I talked about that before) I just stirred in a bit of pesto I had on hand and that was done in a flash. The most time consuming parts of this whole bento thing is washing the boxes out (most are not dishwasher safe) and taking the photos to post on this blog! :)
The bento box is a new Sassy Mealtime set. I decided to get a 2nd one for back-up in case the other is not clean (and because I'm a glutton for new bento stuff). :)